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Fiction Book Club: God's Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher

Please join us for a discussion of Howard Frank Mosher's novel, God's Kingdom. 


God's Kingdom explores the Kinneson family through the coming of age of the heir, Jim, and its rich and complicated history. Earnest and innocent, a bright high school student, Jim grows curious about the unspoken "trouble in the family" that haunts his father, a small-town newspaper editor, and his grandfather, a raconteur who keeps the Kinnesons' secrets to himself. Layer by layer, tale by tale, sorting out fact from deliberately obscured legend, Jim explores the Kinnesons' long relationship with others in the Kingdom, culminating in a discovery that forever changes his life and place in that world. Beginning with a magical Thanksgiving Day hunting trip in the autumn mountains, and ending with Jim on the brink of leaving home to find life-and perhaps love-on the other side of the ridge, God's Kingdom unfolds with the patient delight of a master storyteller.

Howard Frank Mosher (1942-2017) is the author of more than a dozen books of fiction and nonfiction, including Northern Borders and Disappearances, both made into major motion pictures. Mosher received Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, the New England Book Award, and the 2011 New England Independent Booksellers Association's President's Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. Born in the Catskill Mountains, Mosher lived in Vermont's fabled Northeast Kingdom, "God's Kingdom," for all of his adult life.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
Battenkill Books
15 East Main St.
Cambridge, NY 12816
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ISBN: 9781250096364
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador USA - October 11th, 2016

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